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OUR WONDERFUL HOME, THE ISLE OF THANET – visitor numbers are going up yet again!

New figures published by Thanet District Council and Visit Kent show that the number of visitors to our beautiful region is continuing to rise. With the fast train from London taking as little as 80 minutes, it’s easier than ever to get here for a holiday, weekend trip or even just for the day. Visitors […]

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘kick yourself’

25th March 2020 If you are kicking yourself, it means you are disappointed or angry with yourself. Chantal: “Why didn’t you enter the competition? I’m sure you would have won!”Nigel: “I know, I’m kicking myself now because I’m much better than the person who won it. I would have won £5,000!” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonphraseoftheweek

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘piece of cake’

9th March 2020 If something is very easy, you can describe it as a piece of cake. Yu-Ting: “I’m very worried about my exam. It’s going to be really hard.”Ali: “Don’t worry. You’ve studied so hard it will be a piece of cake!” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: ‘to miss the boat’

11 February 2020 If you are too slow to decide to do something and therefore miss the opportunity, you can say you have ‘missed the boat’. “Why are you so sad, Rachel?”“I’m going to be 47 this year. I want to have a romantic relationship with someone but I think I’ve missed the boat.” #HilderstoneExperience […]

TEACHER SUE’S TRIP TO RUSSIA

One of our teachers, Sue, travelled out to Buzuluk in Russia at the New Year, at the invitation of one of our partners, to teach local students and teachers. Here is her account of her experiences there. Hi everyone. You may have read my blog this time last year, written after returning from St Petersburg […]

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: Big fish

3rd February 2020 When someone is very important you can say they are a big fish. It means they have a lot of power and influence. ‘Steven Spielberg is such a big fish in the world of film!’‘Absolutely – he has so much influence and power in the industry.’ #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek

Hilderstone College in Broadstairs celebrates 50 years

IALC article – interview with our Head of Marketing, Lynne Hoenes 31 January 2020 This year IALC-accredited English language school, Hilderstone College celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since 1970 Hilderstone has run quality courses for students and teachers from all over the world from its centre in Broadstairs, UK. In an interview with Lynne Hoenes, the school’s Head of Marketing explains […]

NEW! HILDERSTONE ‘QUICK LESSONS’ ON YOU TUBE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

We are excited to announce the launch of our latest feature, QUICK LESSONS, which is a weekly short lesson on various topics: pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.  This has only been running for a few weeks but has already proved popular, with more and more subscribers via the YouTube link. If viewers subscribe, they are notified […]

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: On top of the world

27th January 2020 When you are very, very happy about something you can say you are on top of the world. “I hear you did very well in your IELTS exam, Ahmed.”“Yes, Turki, I’m on top of the world!” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek

PHRASE OF THE WEEK: Fingers crossed

20 January 2020 If you say ‘fingers crossed’ to someone, you are telling them that you hope they will be successful or lucky. “I’m nervous, Turki – it’s my IELTS exam tomorrow.”“Fingers crossed, Ahmed!” #HilderstoneExperience#hilderstonephraseoftheweek